Foundry Youth Clinic Nurse (Granville Clinic, Casual & Part-Time)
Providence Health Care
Foundry's Granville Clinic is hiring!
Are you a value-driven nurse with strong primary care experience looking for a role in a youth-focussed community health setting?
Does the idea of joining a tight-knit, passionate interdisciplinary team delivering integrated services ranging from mental health and substance use support to sexual health care for youth sound like a strong fit?
Foundry’s Granville Clinic under Providence Health Care is accepting applications for casual and part-time Youth Clinic Nurses to join their primary care team. This is a unique opportunity to join a team with a fantastic culture providing essential services to youth.
As the clinic’s hours are Monday to Friday, please note that all shifts would be weekday day shifts, with weekends and statutory holidays off.
If you'd like to learn more, apply today! No cover letter required.
Foundry - who we are:
Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and wellness services for young people ages 12-24. Foundry’s integrated services make it possible for young people to access five core services in one convenient location: mental health care, substance use services, physical and sexual health care, youth and family peer supports, and social services.
Foundry’s Granville Clinic under Providence Health Care is a crucial community health resource for youth. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of the Clinic’s team is the key to the center’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
If you’d like to learn more about Foundry’s impact, check out the video and website below:
What you bring to the table:
- RN or RPN BCCNM registration required
- STI Management Certified Practice (or evidence of enrollment) required
- Reproductive Health Certified Practice strongly preferred
- Two years’ recent, related experience working with youth and young adults in a primary care and mental health/substance use setting
- OAT experience an asset
- Completion of Point of Care HIV Testing course and successful completion of the BCCDC Immunization certificate required
Providence - who we are:
Providence is a non-profit healthcare provider with over fifteen sites, including a large tertiary hospital in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful and vibrant Downtown, a smaller community hospital in the idyllic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, one of the largest referral centres for rehabilitation in British Columbia, and five long-term care facilities, as well as other clinics.
As a leading teaching and research organization, and the provincial referral center for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and Renal Care, we provide services ranging from acute and long-term care to leading substance use and addiction treatment supporting some of BC’s most marginalized communities. Guided by the motto “how you want to be treated”, delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care is our mission.
Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, the Staff Nurse, assesses, identifies, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care required to assist patients/residents in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs using an established framework for nursing practice. Develops, implements, evaluates and revises the plan of care. Incorporates individual and/or group teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions and/or makes referrals to other identified resources. Supports other nurses and health care professionals by collegially sharing information and demonstrating procedures. The Staff Nurse works within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with the BCCNM Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established protocols of Providence Health Care.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, or in Residential Care and Mental Health, current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives.
Two years’ recent, related experience working with youth and young adults in a primary care and mental health/substance use setting; completion of the Point of Care HIV Testing course; and successful completion of the BCCDC Immunization certificate. CRNBC Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Management certification or evidence of enrollment.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to prioritize and organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to teach and identify patient/resident learning needs.
Ability to lead patient/family group sessions.
Ability to provide clinical direction.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reviews patient/resident status through methods such as reviewing the patient/resident chart and other written information, patient/resident observation, interviewing patient/resident and family members, completion of questionnaires, collateral information and consultation with peers and other members of the health care team.
Assesses patient/resident problems and needs, plans, implements, evaluates and prioritizes nursing care and nursing interventions and develops the plan of care for patients/residents using clinical judgement and evidence-based practice.
Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and PHC standards.
Monitors patient/resident progress, evaluates outcomes, reassesses if goals are not met, and modifies plan of care based on evaluation.
Records observations and reports problems and/or changes in patient/resident condition to designated staff.
Provides direct nursing interventions for management of crisis and life threatening situations.
Documents information including assessments, plan of care, patient/resident status and progress and discharge plans in a manual and/or computerized environment.
Accompanies patients in medical transport vehicles as required by the employer.
Identifies and responds to patient/resident and family learning needs, provides patient educational and reference materials, incorporates individual and/or group teaching activities into the care plan and nursing interventions, and/or makes referrals to other identified resources. Leads group patient/family sessions as required and coaches patient/resident/family to develop and maintain health promoting behaviours within the context of the care issue.
Provides direction to other staff such as Care Attendants and Licensed Practical Nurses with regard to patient/resident care and facilitates effective team work. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on related tasks, providing incidental or ad hoc input into staff performance, ensuring staff are aware of assignments and reassigning clinical/health related tasks.
Participates in nursing orientation and shares clinical knowledge with other nursing staff, nursing students and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Participates in and attends in-service presentations and other educational programs as required.
Participates in planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/resident care policies, procedures, education materials, and best practices through methods such as taking part in program and quality improvement activities including nursing practice council, clinical pathway development, research and education and other committees.
Supports nursing research through methods such as identifying areas for possible clinical nursing research projects, adapting research to practice and participating in research activities to enhance nursing practice.
Facilitates discharge plans and liaises with families and community resources agencies.
Advocates for the patients/residents, to protect and promote their rights to dignity, respect, privacy, confidentiality, autonomy and access to information.
Performs other related duties as assigned.